The 17 Best Cleaning Products for Keeping Your Home as Good as New
From a toothbrush-sized scrubber to a window-cleaning robot, these tools will level up your spring clean.
As much as you may wish you could hire a maid service to deep clean your home every single week, it's not a realistic dream for many of us. Cleaning services cost a lot of money—the kind of disposable cash that could also go towards food and other everyday necessities. So, how are you supposed to maintain a healthy and happy home without an extra set of expert hands? Well, you'll need a few high-quality essential supplies. To get you on the right track, we've rounded up 17 of the best cleaning products on the market.
So slap on the rubber gloves, put on your favorite set of bib overalls, and stock up on the dirt-lifting, germ-killing products ahead. From pro-approved tools (like a futuristic robot window cleaner) to a powder cleansing solution that you could probably spot in your favorite local bar, the cleaning products here are worth every single bit of praise—and every single penny you'll spend.
Best Life's editors have scoured the internet to bring you the best products out there, and we're hoping you'll love them as much as we do. Full disclosure: we may earn a commission for anything you purchase through links on this page, but that doesn't mean you'll pay more for them (we'd never do that to you!). Pricing and availability are accurate as of the piece's initial publication date, but it's the internet and we can't guarantee that these sweet, sweet deals will last forever, so scoop them up before someone else does!
A Battery-Powered Handheld Scrubber
Gone are the days of using a manual toothbrush to dig into corners. Upgrade your cleaning routine to include this inexpensive handheld scrubber. The oscillating head fits perfectly in hard-to-reach places, like around the tub drain, behind the kitchen sink, and in the grout of bathroom tiles. Just use it with your favorite cleanser and scrub away.
This Heavy-Duty Steam Cleaner
It might look like just another mop, but this steam cleaner from Bissell gives your hard floors a deep detox. The steam sanitizes your hard floors without using any chemicals, so all you need is the steam mop, some water, and a tough mess to tackle. And when you're done, its lightweight, slim profile fits neatly into a closet.
An Endless Supply of Microfiber Cloths
You've heard it time and time again, but we're here to remind you once more: paper towels are wasteful. This big batch of microfiber cleaning cloths can be used to dust or clean with both chemical and non-chemical cleaners. And in a pinch, they're great at cleaning up spills, since they can hold up to eight times their weight in liquid.
This Classic Powder Cleanser
If you've ever taken a peek behind the counter at your local bar, you've probably seen a can of Bar Keeper's Friend. The cleaner comes out as a powder that you can add to a damp surface or made into a paste for deeper cleaning. The best part? It can be used on almost anything in your kitchen: countertops, sinks, cooktops, appliances—you name it.
A Handy Cordless Vacuum
Say it with us: Cords are the worst. We live in a time of cordless headphones and cordless hair straighteners, so it only makes sense to ditch your corded hand vacuum too. This one from Black & Decker has a skinny nozzle for tight space (like that narrow gap between your dresser and the wall), and the battery charge lasts up to 18 months. No joke.
Mold-Busting Gel Concentrate
We hate to break it to you, but your bathroom is probably growing more mold than you think. The good news is that those mold and mildew spots don't stand a chance against this gel remover. Just apply it, wait about six hours, and rinse. You don't even have to scrub.
This New-Age Window Cleaning Robot
Between rainy days and everyday pollution, it's easy for windows to get pretty dirty. That's where this robot comes in. It's a bit of an investment for a cleaning tool, but we have a feeling you'll think the sparkly clean windows are worth it. Plus, this machine is built to last years.
A Multi-Tasking Oven and Microwave Cleaner
We're willing to bet that it's been a while since you last cleaned your kitchen appliances. But when it comes to the appliances that you use every day, like your microwave, it's important to maintain them so they last. This formula removes everything from smudges and grease to that gross burnt-on-food.
A Fancy Wood Polish and Conditioner
Wood furniture, especially vintage pieces, deserve a little more TLC than other furniture. This wax enhances wood's natural grain and restores it with a protective coat. The conditioner has lasting results, so you only have to whip it out about once a year.
The Perfect Multi-Surface Cleaner
Yes, the perfect multi-surface cleaner really does exist. This one from Mrs. Meyers lives up to the hype. Its uplifting lemon verbena scented-formula works on floors, tiles, countertops, walls—and it's even good for the environment (and safe for homes with children!). What's not to love?
A Cleaning Sponge That Lasts
It's time to retire your kitchen sponge. That old yellow block doesn't stand a chance against this powerful Nano Sponge. The Nanolon fiber gently—but effectively—cleans dishes and surfaces with just water. As soon as it gets grimy, you can just toss it in the dishwasher to clean and reuse. Really, it's that easy.
Invisible Glass Cleaner
When you're cleaning glass surfaces, the most annoying result is a streaky finish. That's why we love this streak-free, residue-free, ammonia-free glass cleaner. It's made to clean glass, mirrors, and chrome in the home and on your car, tackling every single pesky fingerprint and smudge.
This Foaming Upholstery Cleaner
That set-in wine stain in your white carpet? Believe it or not, this foaming cleaner can remove it. But our favorite part about this product is the attached brush. It makes deep cleaning so much easier by gently buffing without damaging stairs, carpet, or upholstery.
The Trusty Magic Eraser
This scrubbing pad is a cult-favorite for a good reason. Just get it wet to scrub away dirt, grime, scuff marks, and permanent marker. It'll even remove that crayon drawing your kid lovingly drew on their white bedroom wall. Magical.
A Wash for Your Washing Machine
Your washing machine performs miracles every single week, transforming dirty clothing into clean and pristine garments. But when was the last time you actually washed your washing machine? These pouches maintain your appliance to prevent musty odors. Just toss it into an empty cycle and let the odor blasters do their work.
An Extendable Duster
There are probably few surfaces in your home that get overlooked because they're too high to reach: ceiling fan blades, the tops of bookshelves, door frames, tall shelves, etc. This microfiber duster extends to 54 inches and rotates 270 degrees so you can always reach the right angle.
An Unscented Air-Purifying Bag
The last item on our list of best cleaning products actually sweetens the air in your home. Most scented air fresheners only mask smells. To truly get rid of them, an odor-free bamboo charcoal bag is the best solution. This air-purifying bag covers any space up to 250 square feet and it's completely safe for homes with little kids and pets.